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Bottle

A British slang term for either 2 pounds or 200 pounds. The term derives from "bottle of glue," which rhymes with two. It is an example of Cockney rhyming slang.
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Lessee you drink now," he said; and Jurgis took the bottle and turned it up to his mouth, and a wonderfully unearthly liquid ecstasy poured down his throat, tickling every nerve of him, thrilling him with joy.
Joe," said Uncle Pumblechook: a large hard-breathing middle-aged slow man, with a mouth like a fish, dull staring eyes, and sandy hair standing upright on his head, so that he looked as if he had just been all but choked, and had that moment come to; "I have brought you, as the compliments of the season - I have brought you, Mum, a bottle of sherry wine - and I have brought you, Mum, a bottle of port wine.
By this means they were able to meet without losing sight of the fire or of the two bottles in which the old Fairy kept her eye and her tooth at night, and for some time the lovers enjoyed every hour of sunshine together.
No, only add two bottles of champagne, and the difference will be for the napkins.
he cried, passing the bottle to Porthos, "we are saved -- the bark is supplied with provisions.
For arms there dangled from the upper portion of the carcass two tolerably long bottles, with the necks outward for hands.
And I must leave all this"--he waved his arm round the dirty garret, with its unmade bed, the clothes lying on the floor, a row of empty beer bottles against the wall, piles of unbound, ragged books in every corner--"for some provincial university where I shall try and get a chair of philology.
A bottle here," said Anatole, taking a glass from the table he went up to Pierre.
She poured into the dish a quantity from each of these bottles.
But by my faith do I belong to beer, bottles 'n' bottles of it 'n' mountains of bottles of it enough to sink the ship.
The place had heretofore appeared free of things to throw, but suddenly glass and bottles went singing through the air.
I took out the bottles and pots and brushes and combs, the knives and scissors in one compartment, the writing materials in another.